Student Life and Leadership

Student Life and Leadership

https://carolinaunion.unc.edu

2501 Frank Porter Graham Student Union, CB#5210

(919) 962-8306

Shuana Harris, Associate Director for Student Life and Leadership

shauna.harris@unc.edu

The Office of Student Life and Leadership is the center for student involvement and leadership at UNC. The office houses Student Organizations, Leadership Development, CUAB, Assessment and Development, and Student Government.

The Student Organization team works with all student organizations to facilitate their use of University resources and to empower students in their provision of services, programs, and activities that enhance the academic experience, extend learning, and build community here at Carolina. They coordinate the official student organization registration process for the University, offer educational programs for organizations’ officers and members, and assist all students in finding involvement opportunities.

Leadership Development offers a variety of programs, services, and academic courses for all students interested in leadership at UNC. The Leadership Development team is committed to serving the Carolina community by advocating for leadership as a process of social change. Various programs and activities are offered that help students develop competencies needed to be effective leaders.  Additionally, two academic courses are offered: EDUC 317 and EDUC 309 where students learn theory that will help them to develop their leadership style and skills as well as understand how to incorporate those skills to lead and create positive social change.

The Carolina Union Activities Board (CUAB) enhances life at Carolina through high-quality programming and events for the entire University community. These include films, art, music, entertainment, and more. Students can become involved in CUAB and help to build the Carolina community by helping to plan and implement engaging activities to reach all students. 

Assessment and Development focuses on measuring the impact of co-curricular programs and services championed by Student Life and Leadership and the Carolina Union. Additionally, this area of Student Life and Leadership also oversees the employment experiences of students working in the Carolina Union. This area offers professional and leadership development opportunities which empower participants to make connections between their aspirations and the transferrable skills gained through employment in the Carolina Union at the student and full time staff level.

Student Government is the representative liaison before administrators, faculty, the Board of Trustees and Governors, and even the state legislature. Student Government words to address policy issues that matter to UNC and its students, handle funding requests for student organizations, maintain the Student Government Code (the rules by which Student Government operates), and respond to requests for help from students in a broad range of issues regarding student life at UNC Chapel Hill.